July 2016 – Staten Island Parent
Month: July 2016


Starting School Strategies for Children with Autism

When you have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), entering the school system can be an overwhelming experience. Once you have finally adjusted to the kindergarten scene, it is already time to make the leap to grade one. Try

Sun Exposure Myths Can Be Harmful

To many people, sunshine equates to happiness, including fun times outdoors and walks on the beach. Despite warnings about excessive exposure to the sun, many people cannot get enough of the sun’s potentially harmful rays. While taking in the sun

Breastfeeding or Not – Babies Come First

Staten Island moms feel more comfortable and supported When it comes to nourishing their infants, more Staten Island mothers are comfortable breastfeeding in public. They are shrugging off the pressures from their own families, society, health care professionals, or other

Great Explorations

When Marlene Markoe-Boyd’s children, now teens, were toddlers, they lived at the Staten Island Children’s Museum — a first museum for many borough youngsters, particularly on the North Shore. “The kids did use the Staten Island Museum to go to

Summer Sales for School Supplies

School’s out for the summer and kids are enjoying alarm-free mornings and homework-free afternoons. While parents are likely more focused on planning vacations and keeping their kids occupied, summer is a good time to pick up select school supplies for

Balanced Activities = Well-Rounded Kids

Allowing Enrichment Activities Without Adding Stress Every parent wants their child to be well-rounded and develop additional talents beyond excelling academically, and afterschool enrichment programs can be the answer. Whether you are considering sports, theater, or martial arts, or music,

Having a Movie Night?

Here are, according to Moviefone, twenty five titles of kid-friendly flicks that are sure to be a hit with the entire family: The LEGO Movie (2014) Chicken Run (2000) Elf (2003) My Neighbor Totoro (1988) The Muppet Movie (1979) Big

“Ready, Set, Pokemon Go”… But Use Caution!

  Community Education Council 31 President and former NYPD Lieutenant Michael Reilly weighs in on the new app sweeping the nation. You may have seen adults and kids alike moving aimlessly around our parks and other public places., looking down

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